Class Registration and Refund Policy

To guarantee your place in a class, the full class fee amount is due at registration.  If your name is on the class list but you have not paid, we cannot guarantee you a place or class supplies such as patterns and tools.

If you pay the registration fee but the class has to be cancelled by Sew Always, you will receive a full refund.

If you drop out of the class more than 2 weeks before the class date, you will receive a full refund less $10 that helps defray the costs of patterns, etc. already ordered.

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the class date, Sew Always cannot refund your registration fee since the teacher will have already prepared for the attendance of a certain number of students and class supplies for that number will have been ordered.

If you cannot make the class, however, feel free to find someone else who would like to take the class in your stead.  Contact the shop to see if there are names on a waiting list.  If you find someone, that person will pay you the registration fee directly.  If possible please call the shop and let us know the new attendee's name and contact information in case the class must be cancelled at the last minute.

Thank you for your understanding.

Beginning Needle Turn

Date:  Saturday, November 23rd

Time:  9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Instructor:  Zita Warmke

Fee: $25.00 (fabric kit included)

Supply  list:

  • Silk Thread #235 (available at Sew Always) 
  • Straw Needles ( available at Sew Always)
  • Scissors

Come and learn a fun technique from a fabulous teacher.  This class will not have a completed project , but it will help you get started on any needle turn project you have in mind.

To enroll call (903) 784-4363, see registration policy at the top of this page. 

Coiled Fabric Baskets

Date:  Saturday, November 16th 

Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm

Instructor: Dianna Ridge

Fee: $30

Supply List:

·         sewing machine capable of a zig zag stitch

·         a yard of fabric (scraps are fine and batiks work best)

·         coordinating thread

·        glue stick

·         wonder clips

·        rotary cutter

·        Clothesline will be provided.

This class will teach you how to make a fun and functional coiled fabric baskets made with clothesline.  Come and see that fabric can do more than just make quilts.  Makes the perfect Christmas gift for that hard to buy for person on your list.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  See registration policy at top of this page.

Hot Pads

Date:  Tuesday, October 22

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Instructor: Nancy Glaspie

Fee:  $20.00

Supply List:

  • Sewing machine with size 14 or 16  needle
  • Basic sewing supplies (thread, pins, scissors, etc.)
  • Rotary cutter, ruler
  • Octagonal hot pad fabric: 10" sq fussy cut top and 12" sq  backing 
  • Star hot pad fabric:  9" sq focus fabric, 10 1/2 " sq backing,  5" x width of fabric (same as backing) for prairie  points
  • Turkey hot pad fabric:  10" X 30" brown and scraps for turkey parts
  • 10", 9", and 9.5" squares of Insul-Brite AND the same of 100% cotton batting
  • Wonder Under or fabric glue
Come and learn 3 great techniques with a fabulous teacher; self-binding, binding with prairie  points, and basic applique.  These fun and easy projects are great for gifts or just to keep for yourself.

To enroll: Call (903) 784-6342, and please see registration policy at top of page.


Technique of the  Month Class

November Rail Fence Block

Dates:  Thursday, November 21st will continue the series of 3rd Thursday of the Month  classes

Time:  3 pm to 5 pm

Instructor:  Connie Steadman

Fee:  $15.00 per class

Supply List:

  • Teach Me To Make  My First Quilt by Pat Sloan ( for beginning quilters only)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies ( pins, thread, scissors)
  • Rotary cutter 
  • 1/4 yard of 3 colors
  • Ruler

Sew Always and Connie Steadman have joined forces to provide a new way to take classes.  Each month will be a new technique, so you can take  only the classes that appeal to you.  This class will  (hopefully)  run until  the  basic , intermediate, and the advanced techniques you have always wanted to learn have been covered.   The later start time will allow for the occasional sneak away from work with out missing an entire day.  Come join us for this unique way to learn to quilt beginner to advanced.  November will feature the rail fence block.  The class will not meet in December.

To enroll cal (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top of page.

40 Fabulous Years

Date:  The second Wednesday of each month starting January 9, 2019 through Wednesday December 11, 2019

Time:  10 am to 5 pm

Instructor: Regina Holcomb and Camille Wideman

Fee:  $55.00 plus supplies

Eleanor Burns describes this book as a patchwork of her life.  The quilt includes log cabin blocks from her first book Make a Quilt in a Day and fifteen pieced blocks from her other books written over the last 40 years.  Come have fun with other Eleanor Burns fans.

To enroll:  Please call (903)784-6342 and speak with one of our sales associates.  See registration policy at top of the page.

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Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand.  Members bring projects and enjoy each other's company in the classroom area.  There is no charge unless otherwise noted and all are welcome. No reservation is necessary for already existing groups.  If you would like to start a new group, please check with the shop for classroom availability.

Needleturn Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Sew In - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month and the last Friday of the month.  Bring your machine and supplies to work on any project you currently are enjoying.

Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.

Handwork - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bring any handwork you need to work on and enjoy the camaraderie.

Machine Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   Check with the shop for details.

Machine Embroidery - This group meets from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  The group discusses different machine embroidery techniques and projects, and participants show their latest projects.  If you need one-on-one instruction, Paula McVay is available at an hourly rate.  Check the shop for details.

Quilts of Valor- This group meets from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the fourth Wednesday of each month to work on projects for the Quilts of Valor program.

Free Motion Quilting - Tuesday, September 17 will be the first meeting of our newest club, one for people who wish to learn or improve their free motion quilting skills on their home machine.  The group will meet from 10:00 am through mid-afternoon (with a lunch break).  Each month a new quilting pattern will be discussed.  Members bringing machines and quilt sandwiches can then spend time practicing the pattern, perfecting past patterns, and having fun.  If you plan to attend the September meeting, please call the shop and let us know.  We would like to have an idea on the number of attendees if possible.  Thank you!

Red River Valley Quilt Guild - In addition to the regular sewing groups, this Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.   The Guild exists to enhance the quilt knowledge of its members through speakers and presentations.  Their community outreach project is called the ABC Project.  Members make quilts of all sizes to be donated to various organizations in the area.  Come visit for a meeting or two.  We'd love to see you!  If you decide to  join, the yearly fee is $25.